Your Attic and Beyond
When the Rolling Stones recorded “Time Is on My Side”, chances are they weren’t describing home ownership and all the little repairs that only grow bigger and costlier with time. A little water spot on the ceiling, a hairline crack in the foundation, or even a leaky faucet may all be your home’s way of telling you something needs your attention now before it’s too late.
So, before the temps dip way down and the winter weather strikes, address these seemingly small problems now and you’ll be way ahead of the game, especially convenience- and money-wise.
Clogged Gutters and Downspouts
Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to significant ice or water damage. And that’s reason to clear them leaves and flush water down your spouts to prevent the formation of ice dams. These can cause any number or problems, including collapsed gutters and water working its way into your attic and beyond.
A blocked or poorly maintained chimney can result in fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and smoke inhalation. To prevent that and make the most of having a wood-burning fireplace, have it and your chimney inspected once a year and of course while ensuring that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.
As soon as you notice any cracks or signs of wear in your driveway, it’s time to have it sealed to prevent sunlight, rain, snow, and oil drips form causing additional damage. Left unattended, water could seep through, freeze, expand and strain the pavement resulting in ever-widening cracks.
As houses settle over time, it’s common to see small cracks appear in the foundation. However, if left untreated, water and ice damage can cause real structural problems.
Water spots on ceilings are never a welcome sight. While the problem isn’t always a big deal, it’s always best to check it out at the first sign of water, discoloration, or black mold. From a slow leak coming from the room above to a loose roof shingle to an improperly flashed chimney, the sooner the cause is pinpointed and the issue resolved, the less damage will be incurred.
Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a running toilet, plumbing leaks should be corrected as soon as they’re spotted. That will help save large quantities of water while preventing or minimizing further damage to your pipes or home structural damage.
Here at Conway Services, we can correct any plumbing, heating, AC, or attic insulation issue to help protect the integrity of your home and your family’s year-round indoor comfort. For more information or to request service, contact us today.